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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 87900
Last updated: 5 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:Heli-Track Ltd
Registration: ZK-HJF
C/n / msn: 36-0482
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wairata, Waioeka George -   New Zealand
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Opotki
Aircraft was returning to Opotiki after carrying out deer hunting operations in the Urewera National Park. Flying down the Waioeka Gorge when it hit an overhead power wire in the Wairata area and crashed into the Waioeka River. The pilot escaped but the passenger drowned.
Accident/incident investigated by TAIC NZ. Pilot: Nicholas Clouston Barrow.

Aviation Historical Society of New Zealand: Journal Vol 27 No 3, 1984.
NZ MOT OAAI Aircraft Accident Report No 84-064.

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Revision history:

11-Jan-2011 14:00 ASN archive
16-May-2018 05:39 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Source, Damage, Narrative]
01-Jun-2018 00:29 Ron Averes Updated [Operator, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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